Principle Engineer Robert Blackburn was recently featured in an article done for Channel 8 regarding RIT's new entrepreneurship center downtown.
The building was a gift, but the university will still spend up to $5 million, in mostly grant money, to create the center.The center will offer classes and teach people how to launch an urban business.
Robert Blackburn, a local entrepreneur opened Blackdog Studio on the East End nine years ago. Since then, the business has grown and flourished. Members of the Blackdog Community can be seen participating in art and music events beyond the doors of the studio. From engaging with students at UofR and RIT to running sound for live musicians around the city, studio has become a staple of the culture in Downtown Rochester .
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